Community partnership helps residents across the North East save energy at home


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A new community partnership scheme has managed to help thousands of residents across the North East to become more energy-savvy and cut their bills, a recent news report has been able to suggest.

The £1.2 million Community Action Partnership (CAP) programme is a two-year partnership between fuel poverty charity, National Energy Action (NEA) and British Gas, with local authorities across Britain, including Warm Up North, an association of nine councils across the North East. The programme was set up in April 2014 to help local residents save energy and lower their energy bills in eight areas of Britain.

The project has trained almost 300 frontline staff working at local organisations across the North East in energy awareness. It is hoped each of the people trained could help around 15 residents each month to better understand and manage their energy bills.

With the support of Community Action Northumberland, the partnership has also trained community volunteers to become ‘energy agents’ to help them share their energy-saving knowledge with friends and neighbours.

Maria Wardrobe, director, NEA, said “As the national fuel poverty charity, our aim is to help the most vulnerable to stay warm and healthy in their homes. By working with British Gas and local organisations we were able to provide thousands of Northumberland residents with the information they need to live more comfortably and affordably in their community.”

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